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Scenic Artist Lori Worthman sculpts a replica of an Egyptian statue

Stage Stories: Handmade Egyptian Sculpture for Hotter Than Egypt

Scenic Artist Lori Worthman was charged with creating a 9-foot replica of Egyptian King Khafra for the DCPA Theatre Company’s production of Hotter Than Egypt. Follow along as Lori talks through the process, her responsibilities, and what it’s like working in the scene shop.

A view over the water at Cherry Creek State Park

Denver’s Multi-Faceted Playwright Comes Home

It’s not every day, every year or even every decade that a Denver native is invited to participate in the DCPA Theatre Company’s Colorado New Play Summit. But this year is different. Welcome home, Jake Brasch! Each year, the literary team at the DCPA Theatre Company receives hundreds of new scripts that are seeking development […]

Alyssa Bresnahan as Thetis in the 2000 Denver Center Theatre Company production of Tantalus. Photo by p. switzer

New Play Development at the DCPA: A flourishing endeavor since 1979

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has a long history of cultivating new works. Since its inception in 1979, the DCPA has produced 147 world premieres, presented readings of 210 new works, and commissioned 47 playwrights. Even before the Colorado New Play Summit’s creation in 2006, the DCPA has been involved in the enrichment […]

Maggie Bofill holds one hand on her hip and a microphone in the other while standing in the middle of a colorful courtyard. There is an elaborate spread of food on a table behind her, and Stephanie Machado, Danielle Alonzo, and Luis Vega sit watching her.

First Look: Laughs in Spanish

Laughs in Spanish is a joyous, downright hilarious snapshot of Cuban and Colombian-American culture set in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood arts district. Join the party, embrace life’s twists and turns, and mark your calendar for this uproarious new comedy. Take a look at some of the production photos below.

Hotter Than Egypt Playwright Explores the Pathos and Comedy Inherent in Every Day Life

In Hotter Than Egypt, playwright Yussef El Guindi explores the tragic-funny misunderstandings of a culture clash rich in existential, social, political baggage. While on holiday in Egypt, middle-aged Americans Paul and Jean find their marriage unraveling in the company of a young couple, Seif and Maha, who serve as their guides and conscience. Cut off […]

Meet DCPA Charge Scenic Artist Jana Mitchell. Photo by John Moore.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours Return to the DCPA

There is more than meets the eye in the art of theatre. There’s plenty of behind-the-scenes magic at the Denver Center that brings each play to life. The DCPA Theatre Company features an in-house production team, including costume designers, set builders, propmakers, technical specialists, and more. A behind-the-scenes tour program was introduced to offer the […]

Plates of Cuban food served at Cuba Cuba

Latin Loves: Savor the flavors of Latin cuisine at these local restaurants

¡Qué rico! How delicious is this food? While Colorado — once a part of Mexico — is awash in many restaurants that serve the recipes of our neighbor to the south, other Latin offerings are less well-represented. And though we will never, ever, ever say ‘no’ to an al pastor taco or a breakfast burrito […]

Promotional poster for Jane the Virgin

From Telenovelas to Laughs in Spanish

Mariana, a Cuban and Colombian-American woman living in Miami, is the protagonist of Alexis Scheer’s world premiere play, Laughs in Spanish. But if you were to ask Mariana, the real star of the show would be her mother, Estella. As a larger-than-life telenovela actress, Estella brings some uproarious drama to Laughs in Spanish.   Telenovelas, often […]

An exhibit hall inside the Clyfford Still Museum

Denver’s Visual Art Scene

Art abounds in and around Denver, on the street, in galleries, hung on the walls of restaurants and inside the museums. With so many forms, it’s easy for those with an eye for visual creativity to find something new, thought provoking, or just plain cool to see. Juxtapose a romp around the local visual art […]

The graffiti style painted backdrop for Laughs in Spanish

Turning a Theatre Into a Gallery for Laughs in Spanish

When patrons arrive for an evening at the theatre, little do they know that a fairly nondescript red brick building a mere block away is a busy hive of creativity. Housed at the intersection of 13th and Arapahoe streets in the Historic Tramway Building — now called the Robert & Judi Newman Center for Theatre […]